István Beregszászi

full stack engineer

Bio

I'm a professional full stack engineer specializing in web application backends written in modern PHP. Being able to wear other hats, I'm happy to participate in business planning, building user interfaces, technical writing, keeping in touch with customers, and more.

I take pride in practical software and thoughtful design.

Experience

Architect, Lead Developer
Crosssec Solutions Kft. August 2016 — …

As an architect, my goals are:

  • balancing between feature velocity and low technical debt in long-term software projects;
  • abstracting & automating key concepts such as data access management and other error-prone development tasks;
  • guiding business requirements to maximize usefulness in a way that is consistent with the established architecture and takes advantage of the ecosystem of 3rd party dependencies;
  • writing comprehensive and potentially enjoyable technical specifications;
  • increasing developer productivity via side tools and workshops.

I'm the lead developer behind Crosssec Norma, a hosted wage cost analytics software for manufacturing companies.


Software Engineer
Polisys Kft. October 2013 — August 2016

After landing this job through internship, I became responsible for:

  • developing and maintaining several mid-sized e-commerce sites written primarily in Symfony and Sylius;
  • designing internal tools and customer-facing products both from a visual and business standpoint;
  • maintaining legacy applications, integrating them in modern frameworks to constrain technical debt.

Software Developer
FaceySpacey Technologies, Inc. December 2009 — May 2011

In developing a location-based advertising platform called SnackSquare, we hit the front page of TechCrunch once. My responsibilities were:

  • architecting APIs and implementing highly interactive web interfaces using the Yii framework;
  • overseeing the work of other remote developers;
  • writing detailed documentation both technical and targeted at end users.

Tinkering at home
Non-stop since I was 12

Side-projects never stopped piling up in my archives:

  • a featureful Turing machine simulator (degree work);
  • programmed a skeleton prototype of a multiplayer top down shooter game (one with tanks, obviously);
  • designed and deployed statically generated product catalogs;
  • my career began by making lots of fancy looking effects with JavaScript and SVG for fun (like the background of this resumé).

Education

Bachelor of Computer Science
University of Pécs, Hungary 2015

Skills

Backend

PostgreSQL, PHP 7, Symfony 3, Doctrine ORM…

Interested in learning: Kotlin, Hibernate, Spring Boot…

Frontend

Bootstrap, jQuery, CSS 3, SASS, D3.js…

Interested in learning: React+Redux, TypeScript…

Devops

Docker, GitLab CI, Ansible, AWS, Linux-based servers…

Interested in learning: Kubernetes, RedHat OpenShift…

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